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Battalion Park Remembrance Day Ceremony and November Councillor Chat

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Please join your neighbours and the King’s Own Calgary Regiment on Friday, November 11, 2016 for our fifth annual Remembrance Day ceremony at Battalion Park. Battalion Park, originally named Camp Sarcee in 1915, commemorates the soldiers who trained here for the trench warfare of World War I. Members of the Calgary, Lethbridge, Central Alberta and Edmonton battalions hauled over 16,000 stones onto the hill to form the numbers 137, 113, 151 and 51, representing the regimental numbers of their battalions. In 1991, after members of the 137 Battalion lobbied to have the stones declared a historic site, Battalion Park was opened.
 
We worked with the Parks Foundation, Signal Hill Community Association, and City administration to declare Battalion Park a designated Municipal Historic Resource on July 27, 2015.  For last year’s 100th Anniversary ceremony, I led support for our City application for a Federal Historic Designation of this site, and we would be honoured if this designation were to be made during Canada’s sesquicentennial next year. What these designations mean for us is that if and when a government decides to fund historic resources, development sites with a formal designation are the first to be considered for investment.   These investments typically include refurbishment of park amenities such as interpretive signs and other public facilities.
 
We hope that you can join your community in a moment of silence to reflect on the sacrifices made by these brave Canadians.
 
Date: Friday, November 11th, 2016
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Battalion Park at Signal Hill
 
Access
  • We encourage you and your family to walk to the ceremony. Pedestrians can access from Signal Hill Drive until 10:30am. No parking will be available on Signal Hill Drive SW.
  • Parking will be available in designated locations at the Signal Hill Shopping Centre. Attendees will then continue up the stairs behind Lowes to the ceremony site.
  • For attendees needing assistance, please proceed to the ‘Assistance Drop Off Zone’ on the east side of the parking lot where volunteers will be able to transport you to the ceremony site.
  • You can also contact our office with any assistance request or for more information at 403.268.1646. 
 
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You can also join me at my Councillor Chat on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Glamorgan Community Association, 4207 41 Street SW. Councillor Chats are another opportunity for us to meet to discuss any issues that are important to you.  All Ward 6 residents are welcome to attend. The Ward 6 Team looks forward to hosting Chats in 2017 as well!

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This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.
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